Elina Shatkin

Digital Producer

Contact Elina Shatkin

Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC.

Prior to joining the station, Elina was the arts and culture editor at Los Angeles magazine, a restaurant critic for L.A. Weekly and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

Her work has appeared in such publications as California Sunday, The Believer, Bitch, HiLobrow and on the radio at KPCC and KCRW.

She is a fan of dogs, bicycles, dark chocolate and bad Russian accents.

Stories by Elina Shatkin

Mother Love: A Mother's Day playlist

Mother. Mama. Eomma. Ema. Neene. Ummi. Ema. Mayi. Moma. Mommy. Whatever you call her, this is a playlist with mom in mind.

Centinela Fire damages 7 Mar Vista businesses

Seven business were damaged after fire tore through a half-block stretch of Mar Vista.

Hamburger Hamlet co-founder Marilyn Lewis dies at 87

She and her husband Harry founded the burger chain on Sunset Boulevard in 1950.

Thousands line up for Free Comic Book Day

"Free Comic Book Day is about showing the world that we are the heroes and they're welcome into our secret headquarters."

Fear of unrest rises for 1st time in post-LA riots poll

More than any other demographic, millennials tend to believe that another riot is likely to happen in the next five years — according to a new survey.

What happens when Metro digs up a fossil?

Workers along the Metro Purple line found parts of a tusk and skull from either a mastodon or mammoth — and there are plenty of other prehistoric remnants under L.A.

#GreenFriday: Visit 116 CA state parks for free

Free day-passes are going fast, so make your plans ASAP if you want to get in on Green Friday.

LAX braces for a record-breaking Thanksgiving travel weekend

For the second year in a row, Thanksgiving travel at LAX is through the roof. That's great for airlines and the airport, not so much for travelers.

99-year-old WWII veteran honored at memorial

Navy veteran Ernest Thompson, who recently passed away, is being honored Sunday at a public memorial aboard the USS Iowa.

LA has more chronically homeless than any other city

L.A. has the most chronically homeless residents in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to a federal report released this week. So what are we doing about it?

Remembering Nohemi Gonzalez on the anniversary of the Paris massacre

A passionate student of industrial design, she'll be honored with a tree-planting on the Cal State Long Beach campus.

Military chefs compete in a unique cooking challenge

Think of it as "Chopped" for the armed forces. Sixty of the military's best chefs are competing in Las Vegas at an all-day cook-off.

World's top wheelchair tennis players compete in SoCal

Greg Hasterok is the world's 12th-ranked singles tennis player in his division and you can watch him compete this weekend.

LA County just did an election night test run. How'd it go?

Imagine counting 3 million ballots from more than 4,500 polling locations spread out across 4,000-square miles.

2017 Rose Parade goes for the gold

Sprinter Allyson Felix and swimmers Greg Louganis and Janet Evans will lead this year's procession.